The Belgian Ambassador and his wife kindly hosted a wonderful event for Never Such Innocence, on Thursday 4th December 2014, as part of the Belgian Embassy’s ongoing First Wold War commemorations.
The event was held at the Ambassador’s beautiful residence on Belgrave Square and the evening began with a champagne reception and then guests were invited upstairs for a reading of First World War poetry, letters and songs by the illustrious John Julius Norwich, Alan Cox, Mark Field and Charlotte Newton-John. After the reading, a number of guests joined the Ambassador for a delicious supper in his dining room.
Never Such Innocence would like to thank the Ambassador for his generous hospitality and for providing a beautiful setting for the second official reading of our script. A huge thanks also to all those that attended the event, we are incredibly grateful for all the support we receive.
The night would have not been possible without Dr Martin Stephen, who adapted the Never Such Innocence script especially for the occasion, and Nick Hutchison and Imogen Beech for bringing together another incredible cast and directing such a moving reading.
We would also like to thank Able Cadet Rachel Hackett, Able Cadet Caitlin Subit and Lieutenant Commander (SCC) C Lewis RNR from the Sea Cadets and Cadet Colour Sergeant S Kotovas, Cadet Corporal S Islam and Sergeant Instructor Bryan Speak from the Army Cadets for kindly giving their time to ensure the event ran smoothly.
One final thank you to CH2M for designing the commemorative programme and for their continued and unwavering support.